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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia In the Valley dream House 13 Stonewall wins 16 Appeal to Park 21 173 weather rain 40 pages april 1990 433 2702 25 cunts lithuanian embargo widened soviet soldiers storm printing beat local legislator a Moscow on Friday expanded its Energy embargo on Lithuania to in clude certain shipments of Metal and Indus trial parts in its continuing Effort to crush the republics Independence lithuanians dozens of soviet soldiers also stormed a Prin Ting Plant and beat civilian guards and a local legislator witnesses the Kremlin is seeking to Stop the put the workers on the and encourage social lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis charged at a news conference Friday thus far in the 5weekold no such unrest has despite military and economic lithuanians have refused to Back off their March 11 declaration of Independence from the soviet As demanded by soviet president Mikhail and have solicited Western mate rial and political in where president Bush gave a political speech at a spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday the White House is increasingly concerned by reports of the soviet economic crackdown on Lithuania and that Bush will be ready to Brief Congress Early next week on possible Lithuania was forcibly annexed by the soviet Union in ill have to said Aiea Wishney a jewish Mother in her 30s interviewed in the she said that requiring her 7yearold daughter to share those sacrifices will be the hardest the City was Calm and traffic was quieter than two ships from Cuba carrying raw sugar were diverted from the lithuanian port of Klaipeda and a shipment of fish due from Latvia was sent Lithuania Deputy prime minister Romualdas Vozolas told reporters Friday Lithuania produces More meat and milk than it and is in no danger of but Lithuania communist party Algir Das said Friday this Baltic Republic of million people must Compromise on its pro Sec 2 White House blasts crackdown i the Bush administration criticized Moscow escalating crackdown on Lithuania As another unfortunate step Friday and said presi Dent Bush would summon leaders of Congress next week to discuss possible retaliatory we Are increasingly concerned by news reports today of an eco nomic crackdown on White House press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater accompanying Bush on a political trip to Birmingham and although our information is we Are disturbed that this signals another unfortunate step in the pressure being brought to Bear by the soviet Union on Fitzwater Reading from prepared this statement represented a toughening of the administrations rhetoric intended to match the in crease in soviet action and put pressure on by delaying any response until next Bush in effect gave soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev a few More Days to re consider his tactics to Force Lithuania to drop its efforts to secede from the soviet during a tour of Orlandos sea world was asked Why he was waiting until next week to respond to soviet a lot of consultations going he judge Calls a halt to Carpenter trial jurors sympathy triggers mistrial by Eric Gorton new record staff writer a jurors possible sympathy was cause enough for a mistrial in the murder trial of Randy a judge ruled Friday in Rockingham county circuit was on trial for the beating death of his Delores Lynn Phillips car last August at the Blue Parrot Motel North of he will have to be a new trial Date will be set after hearing Carpenter testify Friday one of the jurors told the court she might have trouble giving a fair Carpenter testified he was a manic a disorder the juror said she also suffers the juror feared she would be sympathetic to Carpenter because of her experience with the she defense lawyer Frankie Coyner asked for the calling his request somewhat ironic since the juror said she would sympathize with the juror May have tried to compensate for her feelings by siding against he in a fair trial is important to both the defense and the he Harrisonburg Rockingham county commonwealths attorney Bruce Morris opposed the request for a mistrial and suggested allowing the remaining 11 jurors to decide the no alternate jurors were would not waive his right to be tried by a 12member judge Porter Graves said there was sufficient evidence suggesting the juror would have problems deciding the Case fairly and ruled a see Page 2 Merck offering a discount to state medicaid systems service breaking with longtime drug Industry Merck said Friday it would offer discounted prices to state medicaid programs for the the worlds largest pharmaceutical acted As members of Congress and medicaid officials in several states sought to Force drug makers to Cut the based in said its proposal could save the Federal state pro Grams millions of under the states would get rebates based on mercks lowest to match what it already offers to the veterans affairs department and a few other Large Pur mercks bes known products include a blood pressure and heart drug a cholesterol lowering and an ulcer mercks move makes Good business analysts As part of the the states would have to agree to exempt mercks patented drugs from restrictions that make it difficult or impossible for doctors in some states to see pages associated press nose Job Foury Earold Brian Villot lets a Butterfly Perch on his nose As the b Ron r i r giant step preschooler joins in Earth Day festivities at new Yorks Central Park a preview of a Shenandoah county Earth Day Observance planned today is on Page experts say Gorbachev Reform shaky analysts find Economy abysmal Washington a intelligence experts painted a grim picture of the soviet unions Economy saying the Reform efforts of president Mikhail Gorbachev Are failing to take hold and predicting an unstable year soviet economic performance was abysmal in the worst since Gorbachev took Over in said John the Central intelligence Agency Deputy director for the joint Cia defense intelligence Agency report to Congress also noted a 4 percent to 5 percent drop in real soviet defense spending last strengthening the position of those in Congress seeking larger Pentagon budget the study also forecast a daunting Road ahead for the democratically elected governments of former soviet satellite countries in Eastern included in the forecast High Price increases and fall ing on the other it said that Poland and other countries Are making Good starts at attracting the private investment needed for Helgerson cited declines or stagnation in the construction and transportation sectors of the soviet Economy and said the country Energy production dropped last year for the first time in four con Sumer prices Rose an estimated 6 shoppers had to turn to Blac Market sources for goods and essentials were while per capita consumption increased during the this was largely due to Sharp increases in sales of alcoholic Bever Ages and imports of consumer goods that could not be supplied by the soviet Helgerson told the congressional joint eco nomic see pages Page inspector to Appeal conviction i ii by Sharon Browne new record staff writer Luray conviction of Page county building inspector Leroy Thomas on charges of assault and Battery will be and the official will remain suspended from his official Thomas was fined thursday in general District court and the Case has been set on the docket in Page county circuit court for june in response to the the Page county Board of supervisors voted thursday night to continue the suspension of their Vav Thorn As was arrested March 13 after Roger a Stanley charged that Thomas hit him after a conversation at novels Thomas was not available for comment Friday according to supervisors chairman Robert the Board voted for the continued suspension after the Appeal was since we have officially Learned that he has appealed his the Board has continued his suspension without pay until the next regular meeting May Good according to the county personnel the Board can Only suspend in 30day Thomas has been suspended since March we Are carefully considering All of the avenues open to Good we Are not go ing to reach any conclusion according to Thomas got out of a truck and approached Dovel outside of his Roundhead Mobile and modular Homes Dovel said after the incident that a discussion ended when Thomas accused Dovel of calling him a got out of his truck and he started hitting Thomas was appointed by the Board of super visors in 1989 to serve As the building inspector for the Epa chiefs sign b a i e an u p p a c t associated press haitians March about claiming racism against haitians in aids fill the streets of lower Manhattan an aids advisory committee recommended easing of the governments ban on blood donations from haitians and africans Story on Page Washington their agencies the guardians of americas defense Secre tary Dick Cheney and Snyir Purhen Tal Protection William Reilly signed a cooperative Accord Friday to help restore the Chesapeake As a user of the Chesapeake Many the defense department has a shared responsibility to restore and protect this National Cheney i want our environmental policies in the Chesapeake Bay to stand As a Model for Federal environmental activities Over million will be spent to help clean the including about million from the department of for fiscal officials an the agreement was signed on the Banks of the Potomac River at fort the nation is renewing its commitment to our environment on the 20th of Earth Reilly with More than 60 military installations located throughout the the department of defense is a significant presence on the Chesapeake the department of defense and the environmental Protection Agency Are guardians of americas Cheney the presi Dent set the Standard of duty the announcement comes 20 years after the founding of the Epa and expands the two agencies original 1984 nazi suspects arrive the states reports turning away about a dozen lbs pegged nazi War criminals who took of eased visa require orients to reach recent Mon spj99 High court allows suit a Fairfax county in ruling that a Leader could not be sued for damages for a member of his the Virginia supreme court i hostage prospects a Shute moslem reputed have Over kidnappers holding three americans says a hostage release is and so Are which he blames on the United obituaries bib Howard 65j Leonard David Harrlson burgs Don Burgess makes plans to go to Radford in Laversi Page 16 area news 21 business 24 classified ads comics crossword Jav 14 editorials Skyline of

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